Wednesday, June 30, 2010

pouch and train noise

I don't know what it is about a trip that makes me want to sew... we are going to Michigan soon so I've been sewing. I made this for a little treat bag for Quinn on the airplane.

I actually just sewed a ziplock bag on the inside (while I was making the pouch I just pretended it was part of my lining fabric.

crazy pictures.... I had two kids trying to grab it from me. I used THIS tutorial. I've also used THIS tutorial lately-- they are very similar. I didn't take a picture of the bags I made using this tutorial because they are a surprise for someone I am going to see. I would say the MADE zippered pouch turned out just as cute and was slightly easiler

a cute video of Hendrix making a train noise. I love how he makes the 'choo choo' in a higher pitch. too cute. (he's saying "chuga chuga chuga, choo choo.")


if you are ever looking at a book,
and all of a sudden get to a page with trucks on it,
watch out.
Because you're going to get clobbered
by your huge baby brother.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I don't take enough pictures of my kids in pajamas.
Hendrix with some trucks on and some drool. Hendrix is so great. So happy and sweet. And such a good sleeper. And it's SO EASY to get him to belly laugh. I love him to pieces. And tomorrow he is 15 months old.. geesh.

and my sweet girl in her pj's.

Monday, June 28, 2010

the weekend

We had a busy weekend. We had Chris and Sarah over Sunday afternoon for dinner. I love seeing Quinn and Levi together-- they are too cute

Plus Levi will run around the yard with her-- which gets me out of having to do it

We also had a bbq/swimming with out friends Shawn and Chelsey. Here are Dave and the kids in the pool

and the little man

After church we realized that Quinn and I matched-- both wearing gray and white-- except I don't have white leggings on-- despite how it looks.

And Quinn didn't want to take a picture with me.

we got a new kitchen table... a month ago. I was going to wait to take pictures after we got chairs... but here's a sneak peak

Friday, June 25, 2010

our backyard

our steal of a deal craigslist find this week. this climber. it's missing it's slide, but my kids don't seem to notice. 20 dollars, and he delivered it for free 20 minutes after i called him.

Our garden is coming along.
yes-- we garden in ballerina skirts.


our mess of delicious peas. Three rows is not enough... we gobble them all up every day.

mmm... fresh peas

the strawberry that we are going to pick and eat tomorrow. i'm surprised we are getting any at all this year since i just planted them, but we'll get a few.

and the prettiest part of the garden. the broccoli.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

jet plane

Here's Quinn singing 'leaving on a jet plane.' and yes-- I tell her 100 times a day to not talk like a baby, that's why she brings it up mid-song.


this is one of the first crafty things I made after I was married. I didn't even havea sewing machine yet. It's been in my formal living room and has been needing to be replaced very badly. (It was cute at the time, but not really any more) Plus my kids play in there and lay their heads on it all the time and it's covered in buttons. And one of my nephews tore off a button 2 years ago and I never fixed it.

I've been wanting to make a linen/gathered pillow ever since I saw THIS on a blog. Here's my version. Her's is cuter, but mine will do, and is a BIG improvement from the old pillow at least :)

90 degrees

Played yesterday with some of our friends. Here's Emery talking intently to Quinn. (making little sense, but it was super cute and Quinn enjoyed it, even though she would look at me laughing and ask what he said)

the cute little dude

my kids LOVED baby Owen. And how can they help it-- he's the cutest ever

I love how he looked at Quinn:

then Hendrix:

More of Hendrix. I didn't get a picture of the whole group... sad. Carson and Cade were there too.

and even though it was 90 degrees outside I think the moms spent more time in the water than the kids. go figure. Quinn wouldn't even let me put her suit on.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


A sure way to get some time to clean the house: get out an annoyingly loud toy that I've had hidden for over a year. I'm sure you're wondering if Quinn is always this kind to Hendrix... this was following some stern advice that the toy would be put away again for a long time if she didn't give him turns. But I'll just say that she's always that sweet. (and the dancing about to the music?? That's a daily occurrence. And no-- your computer isn't broken-- that LOUD clicking and circus music is coming from that toy. But at least I got some books and laundry put away.

Monday, June 21, 2010

trucks and drums

Hendrix loves pulling this truck around. Thanks Grandma Marcia... it's been a great christmas present

Here's Hendrix happily playing at the park before getting clobbered by a 7 foot tall man who wasn't watching where he was going and walking VERY fast.

Quinn playing some drums

Sometimes I love how girly Quinn is... in her skirt and necklace and bracelet.

singing loudly and playing a xylophone


Saturday, June 19, 2010

for the father's

Happy Father's Day to the dad's in my life.
Mike (Dave's dad)

My dad-- love you dad! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks!
(either can my kids)

And all I have to say about this hunk: my kids are LUCKY.

Friday, June 18, 2010

sewing for the kids

I love to sew for my kids (obviously). Hendrix has decided that he loves anything with a tag on it. He holds onto a tag with one hand, sucks on his finger and goes to sleep. I find him walking around with his finger in his mouth anytime he finds a tag. He's even taken a nap with a towel bib because he found it right before nap time and didn't want to part with it. I decided to make him a taggie-- so he wouldn't drag his nice blankie around everywhere, getting it dirty, tripping on it. But... he wanted NOTHING to do with it. I'd hand it to him and he would throw it on the floor and shake his head no. ha...

Until this morning.

And Quinn as needed a new friend DESPERATELY. The first one I made, Daisy, got way too much love and she was made out of off white fleece (my first mistake). So the second one I made, Eloise, I made from gray fleece, which was WAY better. Except Quinn sweats a LOT when she sleeps and I can't get Eloise to smell good for more than a couple days at a time. So Here is the latest 'friend,.' A mouse. And no name yet... she's thinking about naming her Susan. :)

more from yesterday

this is why Hendrix is always muddy when we are outside. We have a sand box that they love to play in, but if I'm even near the garden both kids would rather dig in that-- and Hendrix loves it especially right after I've watered and it's nice and muddy.

Quinn has actually been letting me take her picture. So here are some cute ones of my girl.

She is in the middle of singing me "happy birthday." See the cupcake with the candle?